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El Recuerdo, I hear you calling me, 

Back from my slumbers, my dreamy reverie; 

Hush ! the night winds are softly rustling, 

Shadows faintly haunt the sky. 

Myriad stars around are clustering, 

An angel of peace doth hover nigh. 

I listen. A whisper, a whisper, is it I hear? 

Which seems so far, yet so near, 

Yes, its just El Recuerdo seeking me. 

Gently calling o'er life's weary seas. 

Bidding me sit and think alone 

Of Alma Mater, the "Elms" once my home. 

I'm coming, yes, I'm coming El Recuerdo dear, 
I'll open memories portals and glance back o'er 

the years. 
To the days when once I lingered, 
Happily, carefree, with you, 
Yes I'll come and answer El Recuerdo, 
My Alma Mater, home so true. 



Marcella R. Kelly '25 



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To our dear Teachers, whose loyal sup- 
port and encouragement has ever been ap- 
preciated by the students at Our Lady of 
the Elms, the class of 1925 lovingly dedicate 
this, the first volume of 

EL RECUERDO 




CONTENTS 



Page 

Foi'eword 3 

Dedication 5 

Rt. Rev. Bishop O'Leary 9 

Rev. Thomas. Finn 10 

Rev. Eugene Marshall 10 

Rev. John Martin 10 

Chapel 11 

Views of Academy 12 

Academy 13 

College 13 

O'Leary Hall 14 

Proposed College 14 

Alumnae Officers 15 

Editorial Staff ; 15 

Class Song 16 

Entire Student Body 17 

Returning from Chapel 18 

Epsilon Lambda Club 19 

Junior Class 20 

Senior Post Graduates 21 

Class Poem 22 

Seniors 23 

Snap Shots 40 

Class Statistics 41 

Class Will 47 

Class History 48 

High School Members 51 

Class Statistics 59 

Class Song 60 

Socials 61 

High School Seniors 66 

Bishop's Room, High School 66 

Hearth Fires 68 

Autographs 69 

Au Revoir 71 



Right Reverend Thomas M. O'Leary, the most 
royal benefactor of the "Elms", has endeared 
himself to all who have come under his jurisdic- 
tion and gone forth from the portals of the "Elms" 
upholding those lofty ideals inculcated by the 
example of his true Christian life. The Psalm 
of Life may truly indeed be applied to our beloved 
Bishop where Longfellow says: 



"Not enjoyment, and not sorrotv, 
Is our destined end or way; 
But to act, that each tomorroiv 
Find lis fartlier than today". 




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Alumnae ©fficcrs 



President 

Vice-President 

Secretary and Treasurer 



Mrs. John McCormick 

Miss Agnes Pero 

..Miss Ruth M. Collins 



Eiitnnal g>taff 




Editor Nora Foley 



Grace McGrath 
Mary Finn 
Katherine Mara 
Lucy Jacobs 
Marcella Kelly 



Catherine Burke 
Mary Rose Sullivan 
Elizabeth Duggan 
Anita Keefe 
Katherine Shea 



Helen Walsh 



Business Committee 



Veronica Callahan 



Advertising Committee 
Helen FitzGerald Margaret Behan 

Mary Lynch Olive Gottlieb 



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Tune 

"At Dawning" 

The curtain falls on schooldays dear, 25, 

And your gentle voice I hear, 25, 

To take care and heed your call. 

To be loyal best of all, 

Alma Mater, Alma Mater, Senior Class 25. 

Fare thee well and guide us right, 25, 

O'er the rocks and shoals of Hfe, 25, 

As the mother bird at dawn, 

Softly chants her warning song; 

Fare thee well Alma Mater, Senior Class 25. 

Marcella R. Kelly '25 



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Seniors only, tried and true, could endure the hardships of in- 
iation necessary to admit them to the Epsilon Lamba's sacred 
realms. A keen literary mind was one of the most important re- 
quisites for admittance into the mysteries which enshroud this 
famous association. Its thirty-two members will always cherish 
the pleasantest memories of the happy hours spent within the 
secluded wall of St. Joseph's Hall. Many and varied were the sub- 
jects discussed by members. 

We bequeath our much enjoyed inheritance to the class of '26 
with the sincere hope that it will be conducted in as efficient and 
clever a manner as we, their predecessors have earnestly endeavored 
to do. 



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In the early days of Autumn 1923, 

Thirty happy girlish figures appeared at 0. L. E. 

Some from whirling cities 

Like Springfield, Holyoke too, 

Many came from mountain sides 

The Berkshire Hills so blue. 

One there was from Worcester, 

The city of seven hills 

Another came from Bondsville 

And Charlton's country rills. 

Was'nt it just too funny 

That cool September day 

When each would look at the other 

Wondering what to say? 

But soon the ice was broken 

And very soon indeed. 

The thirty girlish figures 

Talked at a terrible rate of speed. 

Then began our Normal days. 
School, entertainments, socials and plays 
And before we knew and were able to believe 
- Away sped the year of '23. 

1924 holds many pleasures in memories store; 

Especially September of that year 

Our hearts were happy and filled with cheer 

For to us was given the best of all 

The privilege of entering O'Leary Hall. 

While dwelling on the pleasures of 1924, 

We must mention two figures 

Who appeared on Senior floor ; 

For Stockbridge and Great Barrington 

They were pleased to intercede 

So we took them into our Normal class 

And pleased they were indeed, 

For despite the fact they came the last 

We welcomed them not the least. 

Now 'tis past the dawning of 1925, 

And we're just full of longings 

While our hearts doth throb with sighs; 

For all the joy and gladness 

Of two, swift, happy years. 

Is locked up in our memories 

And cherished there so dear, 

To bring fun, jest and laughter 

Through glimmerings of unshed tears. 



Marcella R. Kelly '25 



ELLEN BEHAN 

"Nellie" 
PiTTSFiELD, Mass. 

"Hai)j)ii art thou as if everi/ day tlinu 
Jias't picked up a horseshoe." 

One belated October day, our l)eloved 
Nellie strolled within the California 
Pivot Hedge and took her smiling place 
in the hearts of '25. Her ever ready 
smile and carefree attitude quickly won 
for her many friends; and we are sure 
that her lovable nature will brighten 
her path through life. In addition to 
all her capabilities Nellie possessed an 
aptitude as a keen first baseman on our 
class baseball team and filled that post 
admirably in the interclass games. 




MARY BOWLER 

HOLYOKE, MAsS. 

"Be as thu presence is, gracious and 
kind." 

Mary is one of those rare girls in 
whom there is a mixture of studious- 
ness and humor. Her ability and good 
common sense as well as her willing- 
ness to help, make her the best friend 
'2 5 can have. How spotlessly neat and 
tidy Mary does manage to keep her 
much revered person. Admire her we 
do for, this; also for her generosity and 
willingness to respond most graciously 
to the clarion call and assistance to 
others. If one. were an artist, he might 
paint her in delicate hues of pure gold 
and true blue. 




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VERONICA CALLAHAN 
"Bonnie" 
PiTTSFiELD, Mass. 

"Ever in cheei-ful mood art thou ivhen 
others are filled with gloomy fore- 
bodings of ill." 

Do we all know Bonnie? I should 
say we do. Bonnie came to us from 
the Berkshires and we are certainly 
grateful to them for sending such a 
charming representative. Her happy 
disposition and sunny smile have made 
her a much sought for companion 
among her acquaintances. Of her suc- 
cess we are assured for Bonnie was one 
of the strong pillars of the class of '2 5 
and it was her business-like ability in 
managing many of our social affairs 
that made them such a success. 





MARY LOUISE CAROLAN 
"Louie" 
Springfield, Mass. 

"Her name is learning, her domain un- 
bounded. 

Of all the fetters she commands the key." 

Louie is the only contribution Spring- 
field has given to O. L. E.'s class of '2 5 
When it comes to designs for programs, 
Louie was always a willing worker. Her 
keen intellect and artistic ability will 
help her to climb the ladder of success 
in what ever walk of life she may choose 
to follow. Although Louie was a day 
boarder during her first year at Nor- 
mal, we were fortunate to have her with 
us for a portion of her Senior year, 
and great was the mirth and joy that 
she spread within our midst. 



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MARY CONNORS 
PiTTSFiELD, Mass. 

"Sweet was the light in her ei/es." 

If ever you see a petite little miss, wee 
but mighty, with raven black hair, long 
black lashes casting a shadow over the 
azure blue of her eyes, it is none other 
than Mary. How we welcomed the tin- 
kle of the bell rung by Mary in some 
trying period. Many and various were 
the devices contrived by her original 
mind which aided us greatly during our 
training course. 

"Thou art good, sweet maid, and also 

thou art clever. 
Thou dost noble things, thou aiiiiest high 

all dai/ long 
And so thou xvill make life, death, and 

that vast forever one grand sweet 

song." 




ALICE CORCORAN 
Glendale, Mass. 

"The scholar first ivith her book — aflame 
ivith the glorii or harvested truth." 

The old saying "Better late then 
never" was certainly proven to us, for 
although Alice failed to come to the 
"Elms" for her Junior year, the class of 
'2 5 was willing to welcome her to their 
number. Alice's teaching experience 
helped us over many a bump, for she 
was willing to impart her knowledge to 
us when a lesson plan was part of our 
assignment. Without her cheerful help 
and friendship we would have missed a 
great deal at the "Elms". 




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MARGARET DEANE 
"Ma" 
PiTTSFiELD, Mass. 

"Your voice was ever soft, gentle and 
low, 

An excellent thing in woman." 

To do good for others, to make them 
happy seems to be the generous aim 
of Margaret's life. Her highly develop- 
ed sense of humor often resulted in an 
endearing giggle that lightened the 
gloom of the darkest moment and un- 
failingly brought an answering response 
to the faces of her comrades. The class 
was not slow to appreciate her musical 
ability and before long it was her special 
honor to preside at her chosen instru- 
ment for all musical festivities. We 
know that there same charming quali- 
ties will win for her the sincere and 
lasting admiration of her friends in later 
life. 



CATHERINE DOYLE 
"Katie" 
Worcester, Mass. 

"Contentment is a pearl of great price." 

We are grateful to Worcester *'nr 
many things, but most of all for Cath- 
rine Doyle. As a mathematician she 
had few peers. During our Senior year, 
when cross-word puzzles were at their 
lieight they found no greater a d?votee 
than Katie. Her vocabulary was as 
unlimited as the boundless skies above 
and Funk and Wagnalls was her firm 
voucher. May there always be a silver 
lining in your life and may the future 
bless you with benefits as rare as you 
daily give to us by your sincerity and 
your courage. 





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MARY FINN 

"Finny" o 

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HoLYOKE, Mass. 

"Laughter holding both her sides." 

Good natured, forgivable Mary, her 
frank, open countenance, glowing per- 
sonality and happy disposition lend 
cheerfulness to the gloomiest hour. Her 
strange combination of humor, good 
sportsmanship and excellent scholarship 
will make her thei "Woman of worth". 
As a rule Mary did not keep the postal 
employees very busy, nevertheless on 
certain occasions they were so over- 
burdened that they were forced to hire 
assistance. The instigators of these 
occasions found them as much a source 
of amusement as Mary did. 





ROSE FINN 
HoLYOKE, Mass. 

"Cheerfulness throws sunlight on the 
paths of life." 

We look at Rose, her petite form and 
marvel that one so small can carry all 
she knows. Rose is one of our Holyoke 
day scholars whom O. L. E. shall re- 
gret to lose. She is one of those light- 
hearted, cheerful girls whom you love 
to be with and the class of '2 5 havo 
taken advantage of this fact even 
though she is not always with us. One 
thing especially must we compliment 
her for, her loyalty to her Alma Mater 
and her willingness to help in anything 
that concerns it. They say and we find 
it to be true "As you are now, so you 
shall be". So of Rose's life in the 
future it is unnecessary to prophesy. 



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HELEN FITZGERALD 
HoLYOKE, Mass. 

"Her kind eyes smiling fondly." 

Numbered among our day scholars 
was one well beloved by every member 
of '2 5. Helen spent her first year as 
a regular at O. L. E. and endeared her- 
self to everyone; so it was a great blow 
to all when in our Senior year Helen 
decided to commute. A friend with all 
the virtues of a friend is Helen, thought- 
ful, reliable and willing to help others. 

"That inexhaustible good nature ivhich is 
in itself the most precious gift 
of heaven." 




NORA FOLEY 
"N. C" 
PiTTSFiELD, Mass. 

"Ever// humor hath his adjunct pleasure" 
How a rosy radiant dawn is welcomed 
by the world's whirling metropolis after 
a dreary, rainy day. Such a welcome 
is showered upon Nora as she enters 
the circle of her many friends and class- 
mates. We understand though, why it 
is just, that it should be so; for the 
Divinities have molded Nora and have 
inculcated into her highly developed 
imaginative powers a most pleasing 
sense of humor. Knowing alas that it 
is not in our poor power to do justice 
to that great gift, we will pass on to 
her appreciation and talent in the musi- 
cal lines, her love and mastery of history 
ancient, medieval and modern and 
lastly though not least the art of telling 
stories well, especially those appealing 
to child nature and well may we style 
her a great soul. One who rises above 
the praise and dispraise of men. 




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HELEN E. GRADY 
"Helen E." 
Charlton, Mass. 

"He?- hair ivas golden as the stars of 
heaven. 

Her form was lovelier than the sun at 
eve'n." 

Fitter, patter two little feet stepped 
into the Chicopee station, then a be- 
wildered blond head sought for a taxi 
to O. L. E. Since then our school has 
been graced by the genial and graceful 
girl from Charlton. Helen is a true 
comrade and her loyalty to her com- 
panions is unbreakable. 

"To stand by one's friends to the utter- 
most end, 

And fight a fair fight with one's foe; 
Never to quit and never to twit, 
And never to peddle one's ivoe." 





MARGARET GRAY 
"Peggij" 
PiTTSFiELD, Mass. 

"None knew thee, but to love thee." 

We all agree that the Fates were kind 
to the class of '2 5 when they sent Peggy 
to us. 

Although wholly unassuming, Peggy 
showed us her true worth by her daily 
actions. And if ever we were inclined 
to doubt the ancient proverb "Actions 
speak louder than words," we but 
thought of Peggy and our misgivings 
vanished. 

We know that the sterling qualities 
which have endeared her to each and 
every one of us, will be her greatest 
aids in climbing thei ladder of success. 



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CLAIRE HOLMES 
PiTTSFiELD, Mass. 

"Charity, hope, love, forgiveness and 
patience." 

Faithful, steady, industrious is Claire. 
As a spider cleverly spins a web, slowly 
but thoroughly and perfectly, so Claire 
performs her daily tasks, the little 
threads which have, helped to spin her 
lovable character. Claire's sense of 
charity and hidden generosity can not 
be vied with. Her motto is "A friend 
in need is a friend indeed." 

'2 5 gives Claire a lot of success as a 
Prima Donna as she has proved a most 
popular one. 





LUCY JACOBS 
PiTTSFiELD, Mass. 

"Fair ivas she to behold." 

Behold our fair Lucy, the most allui'- 
ing member of the class of '2 5. Seldom 
we find a girl who is faithful to her 
studies and yet always ready to join in 
our fun. 

Lucy believes in doing all things from 
the most insignificant to the mighty, to 
the best of her ability and has proved 
a valuable asset to O. L. E. We rest 
assured that she will achieve wonders 
in her future work as a teacher. 

Lucy's motto is: 

"Better a day of strife. 
Than a century of sleep." 



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MARCELLA KELLY 

"Marce" n 
HoLYOKE, Mass. 

"Who has heart as tender and tnie and 
spirit as loyal." 

When the gods were distributing 
their priceless gift of knowledge, Mar- 
cella received it in abundance. Some- 
times we think they must have touched 
her with the wand of wisdom and a 
mere mortal mind became like unto 
theirs — for Marcella's talents are many. 

Marcella's aptitude for writing quaint 
poetry or letting her fingers wander 
lightly over thei ivories or warbling 
some sweet melody, are convincing 
proofs that her talents are many and 
varied. 





MARGARET KELLY 
"Peg" 

Great Barrington, Mass. 

"To class she always goes prepared, 
To cut wou'd be a crime; 
To joke and fool her noon's aivaij, 
For that she has not time." 

Margaret was one of the girls from 
the Berkshires who came to O. L. E. to 
complete her course and l)ecome pro- 
ficient in the art of teaching. Our love 
goes with her and also our firm belief 
that sometime her name will return to 
the "Elms" with a bright star of success 
shining beside. 

"May friendship shed its gentle rays 
To make the ]>ath before thee bright. 
And love serenely gild thy days 

With a more deep and brilliant light." 



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MARY KELLY 
HoLYOKE, Mass. 

"Herein lies wisdom and hedutij." 

Mary and Happiness are very con- 
genial companions. Her charming per- 
sonality has been a source of deep 
pleasure to the class of '25. Our one re- 
gret was that she was not a sharer in 
the various joys and sorrows of "Dorm" 
life. Mary is a girl worth knowing and 
a friend worth knowing. W!e shall 
always remember her as a mighty good 
sport and a true blue girl. She is at- 
tractive and charming not only in feat- 
ure but also in her personality wiiich 
made a deep and pleasing impression 
on all with whom she came in contact. 




MARY LAPPIN 

"Limpy" 
HoLYOKE, Mass. 

"Her hand is ever ready and willing." 

Merry Mary, how many epithets might 
we apply to your name! The> Fates 
certainly did destine Mary to be person- 
ified, for ever merrily, ever cheerily she 
treads life's solid earth and because of 
these qualities she has become endear- 
ed to us who know her. Yet this is not 
all, for Mary is especially interesting 
when giving short talks on methods and 
devices for primary grades. "We feel, 
that if these are presented in such an 
appealing way to the children she 
teaches, Mary will win all hearts. 




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HELEN LeSTAGE 

"Stagey" 
PiTTSFiELD, Mass. 

"And, to thy speed, add ivings." 

Helen's classmates best recognize her 
by her speed. What an energetic, quick, 
decisive movement is portrayed in her 
every step pitter pattering through the 
corridors, on the campus and in the 
classroom! Helen uses this energy and 
whole-hearted loveliness, nevertheless, 
to a great advantage. She has helped 
wonderfully with entertainments, socials 
and parties of every kind and descrip- 
tion, and her skill in managing tiiese 
has been duly recognized by all. Ever 
shall she be remembered by us all at 
O. L. E. 





MARY LYNCH 
HoLYOKE, Mass. 

"Thi/ kindness lays upon our hearts." 

Simplicity is one of the rare graces. 
Dame Fortune seems to have beamed 
upon Mary and endowed her with the 
grace of simplicity and the charm of 
doing "just trifles" for others. Ever 
willing, ever ready, enthusiastic and per- 
severing in her work we are sure that 
the seed sown by her future work in 
teaching shall reap a fruitful harvest. 
Mary has not been with us day and 
night, yet her faithfulness in daily at- 
tendance proves her loyalty to her Aluia 
Mater and the class of '2 5. Far has her 
little candle thrown its beams. 



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KATHERINE MARA 
"K" 

PiTTSFiELD, Mass. 

"Music hath charms." 

Demure, yet ever stern, gentle, yet 
ever strong, a close-up on "Kay" shows 
her as one of O. L. E.'s cleverest and 
most wholesome girls. In the dim 
shadows our eyes have become, a little 
softer and our hearts more tender as 
the faint sweet notes of a violin have 
reached our ears. If we look for the 
weaver of charms we find our "Kay" 
Nature also find and appreciative ad- 
mirer in "Kay," for the smallest bud 
as well as the largest flower were 
familiar to her. And to the language 
of nature she was not a stranger. 

"So Iter who in the love of Nature holds 
Communion ivith her visH)le forms, 
she speaks a various lanfjuage." 





MARGARET MURPHY 
"Marge" 
PiTTSFiELD, Mass. 

"Look in the alass and tell the face thou 
viewest." 

"Marge" for short. A "happy go- 
lucky" we might call her, for Marge 
always seemed to be free from worry 
and care. No matter where you meet 
her or when you met her, she always 
greeted you with a friendly smile. Often 
while walking through the corridors one 
could hear a charming ditty coming 
from Marge's quarters. The class of 
'2 5 will always feel indebted to Marge, 
for the capable manner in which she 
helped to make our Senior party a suc- 
cess. Farewell Marge, if we do meet 
again, why, we shall smile; if not why 
tlien this parting was well made. 



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EFFIE O'DONNELL 
Westfield, Mass. 

"A fihort scu/iug oft contains much 
ivisdoni." 

Believing in the laconic method of 
speaking, Effie does seem to travel 
back to the dear old ancient days of 
beloved Sparta in her dreamy reminis- 
censes, for she says a few words and 
means a great deal. We mus'nt feel 
though that this makes her uninter- 
esting; indeed just vice versa for, 
wherever Effie is, there is also a cup 
filled with joy. 





KATHERINE SHEA 
"Kit" 
HoLYOKE, Mass. 

"Her heart -was pure and happy. 
And she knew not gloom or guile." 

How our eyes do flash new pleasure 
when we see "Kit", especially at a time 
w)!fen we are in some difficulty. Ever 
ready, ever willing is she to offer a 
suggestion and well might we apply to 
her Milton's lines, 

"Straight mine eye hath caught new 
pleasure 

Whilst the landscape round it meas- 
ures." 

Yet this is not all, for endowed she is 
with many gifts, physical and intellec- 
tual. Well do we appreciate her for the 
printing she has contributed for our 
various social events also her ability 
as an athlete in helping the Normalites 
to win the memorable base-ball game 
in our Junior year. With these requis- 
ites and many others which coordinate 
in perfect harmony we are assured she 
shall shine as an intellectual genius in 
her professional sphere. 



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MARION SHEA 
HoLYOKE, Mass. 

"Ye entertains the time with mirth pro- 
voking thoughts." 

Marion, mirth and laughter, walk 
hand in hand together and what better 
requisites than these are needed to 
soothe life's weary ways and bleary 
days? Yet how she does manage to be- 
come so serious during mathematics. 
What an attraction it holds for her 
mental comprehensions. 

We are assured of Marion's success 
as a teacher for the heyday of her fame 
is predicted by her manners and pleas- 
ing personality and the class of '2 5 
hopes to witness such a hoped for 
climax. 





NORA SHEEHAN 
"Dodo" 
HoLYOKE, Mass. 

"Cultured indeed ivill they be to whom she 
imparts her aesthetic tendencies." 

Yes this is Dodo, Tall and slender, 
she moves serenely on her way with 
calm, unruffled brow. Gracefully too, 
does she glide over the floor in the rec- 
reation hall, for few there were who 
were so advanced in the terpsichorean 
art at Dodo. She loved fun too, and 
was capable of directing little dances 
as we know from experience. For who 
was it but Dodo who transformed the 
dignified Seniors into little girls when 
she wanted characters for "The Little 
Red School House" Dance. The class 
of '2 5 hope that her course in life will 
be as light as she herself was when she 
glided over the ball room floor. 



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GERTRUDE SULLIVAN 
"Gertie" 
HoLYOKE, Mass. 

"There is nothing more kinghj th(m kind- 
ness, 

There is nothing more roi/al than truth" 

Was it the fairy wood nymphs that 
helped to weave her happy mind? Some- 
times we almost think they did. For to 
know Gert well is but to like her better. 
Just a gazei and then our wonder grew 
for there is something which attracts 
and before we know, the gift of friend- 
ship is planted deep never to die. But 
we must not think that this is her only 
gift for to her the nymphs have been 
good indeed blessing her with a keen 
mind and interested in her work and 
the secret of keeping immaculately neat, 
a grace so essential to crown the glory 
of womanhood. A woman indeed you 
are wherein lies a wonderful deep. 




MARY SULLIVAN 

"Bondsy" 
BoNDsviLLE, Mass. 

"Sing aivaij sorrow, cast aivay care." 

Do I really have to get up? Although 
not so industrious at early dawn, twi- 
light finds Mary Sullivan one of our 
gayest and most enthusiastic girls. 
Mary possesses those qualities sincerity, 
good nature, generosity which some 
term good sportsmanship. The mono- 
tony of a long winter evening was often 
relieved by Mary and brilliant indeed 
were the prospects predicted for the 
future when she read the cards; the 
same cards foretell a glorious future 
for Mary as a famous Prima Donna. 




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HELEN WALSH 
HoLYOKE, Mass. 

"Thou art beloved of manij." 

Helen's first year at O. L. E. was 
spent mostly in making her way from 
Holyoke to Chicopee, which did not give 
the girls much of an opportunity to be- 
come acquainted with Helen. But 
''Opportunity knocked" when Helen de- 
cided to stay with us and the dignified 
Seniors were not slow to recognize her 
value. She was unanimously ele.cted 
president. Beloved by all who know her 
Helen is sure to suceed. As she made 
her happy way through O. L. E. so we 
hope she will continue in the future. 





MARY WALSH 

"Joan" 
PiTTSFiELD, Mass, 

"She is ready to laugh ivhen she cries." 

Although last, Mary is by no means 
least. Bearing a quite and unassuming 
manner Joan has left the. "Elms" espec- 
ially the class of '2 5 a favorable im- 
pression. To know Mary is to know a 
very sincere and lovable girl, who has 
a wealth of sympathy and love for 
others. Although Mary has shed many 
tears while at O. L. E. her smile always 
won out. Here's to your future success 
and may you always keep a place in 
your memory for your friends at O. L. E. 




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Most capable 


Alice Corcoran 


Most popular 


Helen Walsh 


Best looking 


Lucy Jacobs 


Most attractive 


Mary Kelly 


Best all around 


Helen FitzGerald 


Cutest 


Mary Finn 


Most artistic 


Mary Louise Carolan 


Class poet 


Marcella Kelly 


Jolliest 


Nora Foley 


Most dignified 


Margaret Kelly 


Most musical 


Katherine Mara 


Wittiest 


Marion Shea 


Happiest 


Ellen Behan 


Neatest 


Mary Bowler 


Most obliging 


Claire Holmes 


Best dancer 


Nora Sheehan 


Sweetest 


Margaret Murhy 


Favorite dessert 


prune whip 


Class hobby 


four o'clock lunch 


Favorite drink 


coffee 


Favorite lesson 


History of Education 


Class Saying 


"We did'nt have time 



it". 

HOW WE REMEMBER THEM 



Nora 


by her sneeze 


Helen L. 


by her speed 


Effie 


by her voice 


Helen W. 


by her sweet disposition 


Mary W. 


by her weeps 


Marcella 


by her tresses 


Mary F. 


by her cleverness 


Margaret D. 


by her southern drawl 


Kit 


by her week end experience 


DOdo 


by her jazz 


Claire 


by her crush 



Sunk &utFUifi 

(by a famous critic) 



Mary Walsh "Classmates" or "Memories of Old Richmond" 

Lucy Jacobs "The Tragedy of the Beach Club" 

Mary Sullivan "The Time Worn Town" 

Margaret Murphy "Daily Mirror" 

Marion Shea "Her Father's Daughter" 

Margaret Gray "A Room With a View" 

Mary Connors "The Clock" 

Ellen Behan "Lass O'Laughter" 

Mary Lappin "The Screen" or "The Fly" 

Rose Finn "So Big" 

Claire Holmes "Prima Donna" 

Nora Foley "The Rogue 

Helen Grady "Country People" 

Margaret Kelly "The Back Seat" 

Margaret Deane "Rehearsal" 

Mary Louise Carolan "Book of Facts" 

Mary Finn "Peg O'My Heart" 

Catherine Doyle "What Katy Did"? 

Helen LeStage "The Little French Girl" 

Katherine Mara "K" 

Helen Walsh "The Dearest Girl" 

Gertrude Sullivan "The Deep Heart" 

Veronica Callahan "The Lady of Quality" 

Helen FitzGerald "Little Missy" 

Alice Corcoran "The Little Girl" 

Nora Sheehan "Chills And Fever" 

Marcella Kelly "Cup of Silence" 

Mary Bowler "The Comely Lass" 

Katherine Shea "Many Memories" 

Mary Lynch "Best Foot Forward" 



INDOOR SPORTS AT O'LEARY 

HALL 
Curling bangs. 

Looking for something to eat. 
Finding excuses for week ends. 
Preparing lesson plans. 
Sewing buttons. 

Deciding what THAT bell is for. 

Hunting for rubbers. 

Dispelling Morpheus at 6.15 A. M. 



WANTED 

A doctor for Helen F. 
Rubber heels for Lucy. 
Walking lessons for Marion. 
Loud speaker for Mary C. 
A "Teddy" for Alice. 
A cure for Nora's hayfever. 
A "Jack" (knife) for Nelhe. 
"Mitts" for Peggie. 



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CHARACTERISTIC INITIALS 



c. 


D. 


Clever Damsel 


E. 


B. 


Ever Beaming 


M. 


K. 


(Marcella) 

Mirror of Kindness 


M. 


F. 


Merry Face 


M. 


S. 


(Marion) Mischief Starter 


H. 


G. 


Hip's Goldylocks 


M. 


D. 


Mamma's Darling 


M. 


M. 


Miss Muffet 


V. 


C. 


Vivacious Coquette 


K. 


S. 


Kingly Smiles 


M. 


c. 


(Connors) Marvellous Child 


M. 


L. 


(Lappin) Manikin Lady 


M. 


G. 


Magic Gem 


A. 


C. 


Alv^ays Competent 


E. 


0. 


Errant One 


M. 


K. 


(Margaret) Most Kind 


M. 


W. ' Many Weeps 


G. 


S. 


Gracious Scholar 


K. 


M. 


Keen Musician 


N. 


F. 


Never Feign 


C. 


H. 


Clever Housekeeper 


M. 


B. 


Merry Belle 


M. 


C. 


(Carolan) Most Clever 


H. 


F. 


Heureuse Fille 


M. 


L. 


(Lynch) Meek Lass 


R. 


F. 


Real Feminine 


M. 


K. 


(Mary) Mirth Keeper 


M. 


S. 


(Sullivan) Modest Student 


L. 


J. 


Liberal Judge 


H. 


L. 


Happy Lady 


H. 


W. 


Hardy Worker 


N. 


S. 


Not Sedate 



DID YOU EVER KNOW 
ANYONE WHO: 

Was anxious to get to class? 
Did'nt want a week end? 
Wanted to get up in the morning? 
Answered the bell promptly? 
Had time to prepare lessons? 
Wanted to take part in literaries? 
Did'nt like to eat? 
Did-Ja? 

FACULTY ECHOES 

"Books on floor, please." 

"It may be necessary to prolong 
your course". 

"It is allowable, but it is'nt con- 
sidered good form". 

"Who spoke in here"? 

"You know what I expect of you 
girls". 

"See here, missy". 

DORM ECHOES 
"Who has it after you, may I"? 
"Who'll curl' my hair"? 
"Who wants to go for a walk"? 
"Get off of my bed". 
"Who has a needle"? 
"Gosh I'm starved" 



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CAN YOU IMAGINE 



Lucy Jacobs Excited 

Mary Sullivan Slovenly shod 

Mary Kelly Not lonesome 

Rose Finn Reaching pedals on a piano 

Helen Lestage i Changin.j. her wiggle 

Mary Lynch Missing class 

Helen Walsh Not lending a hand 

Catherins Doyle Dumb in mathematics 

Ellen Behan Worrying 

Marcella Kelly Without ingenuity 

Mary Finn Never giggling 

Marion Shea Willing to walk 

Helen Grady Never dancing 

Margaret Deane Talking, fast 

Margaret Murphy Fat 

Veronica Callahan Controlling, her laughter 

Mary Connors With a deep voice 

Katherine Shea Without a smile 

Mary Lappin Without her "Forget-me-not" 

Margaret Gray An old maid 

Alice Corcoran Groiving tall 

Nora Sheehan Not shamed 

Effie O'Donnell An elocutionist 

Margaret Kelly Without "Stagey" 

Mary Walsh With a lily-like palor 

Gertrude Sullivan With limp cuffs 

Katherine Mara Without her dog Billy 

Mary Bowler Without a marcel 

Nora Foley Crying 

Mary Louise Carolan Making an error 

Claire Holmes Minus a broom 

Helen FitzGerald Cross 



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Do Do — I saw some- 
thing last night I 
will never get 
over. 

Marge — What- Lucy 
in curlers? 



Do Do- 
moon. 



-No- the 



Ma - D — You know 
what happened to 
Mary B. last 

night. 

Crowd-No! Out with 
it! 

Ma- D. — Well Mar- 
ion S. frightened 
her during study, 
and she turned 
like a sheet. 



''As I was crossing 
the bridge the 
other day," said an 
Irishman, "I met 
Pat O'Brien," says 
I, 'how are you?' 
Pretty well, thank 
you, Brady,' says 
he , 'Brady says I, 
"that's not m y 
name.' 'Faith,' says 
he, 'and mine's not 
O'Brien. With that 
we again looked at 
each other, a n 
"sure enough it 
was naythor of us.' 

Visitor 



Addressing a politi- 
c a 1 gathering, a 
speaker gave his 
hearers a touch of 
the pathetic. "I 
miss," he said, 
brushing away a 
not unmanly tear, 
"I miss many of 
the old faces I used 
t o shake hands 
with." — C. News. 



Lost — A fountain 
pen by a young 
lady, full of ink. 
Return to H. E. G. 
2nd Floor. 

Cubicle. 



A SKIN YOU LOVE TO TOUCH 

"There is one skin I love to touch." 
"What is that?" 
''Sheep Skin." 



"If you tell a man anything it goes 
in one ear and goes out the 
other," she remarked. 

"And if you tell a woman any- 
thing," he encountered, it goes 
in at both ears and out of her 
mouth." — C. News. 




Katherine Mara '2 5. 

"Where does John go every morn, 
ing so early?" 

"Down to the post office to fill his 
fountain pen." — Judge. 

Johnny had brought his report 
card home from school, and 
when his father looked at it, he 
said: "Johnny, what is this 60 
for?" 

"O, that's just the temperature of 
the room," replied the boy. 

C. News. 



Old Lady — "Why I 
wouldn't think of 
renting this room, 
I ain't going to pay 
any good money 
for a box like this, 
and I simply won't 
have a folding bed. 

Bellhop — "Go on in 
lady, this ain't 
your room, it's the 
elevator. 

Judge 



Nora F. - I dont't 
like kisses. 

Effie -You don't!!! 

Nora F. -No! The 
kind of kisses I 
like are molasses 
kisses. 

Effie -I know why 
you like molasses 
kisses. 

Nora F. -Why? 

Effie -Because they 
stick. 



He -(in restaurant) 
''How's the chick- 
en today?" 

Waitress-"Fine Kid, 
How's yourself?" 

Judge 



Marion S. - "Have 
some more tapi- 
aco? Awfully good- 
just a mouthful." 

"Waitress - fill up 
Ma Deane's dish. 



"We'll be friend's 
until the end." 

''Lend me ten 
bucks." 

"That's the end." 

Judge 



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(SlhBB Mill 



We, the Senior Class of "Our Lady of the Elms", being of sound 
mind and memory, yet knowing the uncertainties of this life do 
make and declare this to be our last will and testament : 

Being free from financial difficulties we give, bequeathe, donate 
and relinquish. 
1st. 

To the Faculty who have endeavored so assiduously to 
fill our minds with noble and sublime knowledge, we 
leave our heartfelt appreciation with the sincere wish 
that in the future years the classes which they undertake 
to educate may acquire the facts with greater facility. 
2nd. 

To the Juniors we do hereby relinquish all claims to the 
following : 
Item 1. 

The front pews in the chapel, so often graced 
by our charming presence. 
Item 2. 

We bequeath to the aforementioned Juniors the 
privilege of succeeding us in the choir provided 
they are faithful in answering the summons to 
weekly rehearsals. 
Item 3. 

Our beloved classroom so well equipped with 
professional data, with the hope that the spirit 
of the class of '25 will continually hover over 
them and inspire them with brilliant thoughts 
to be used in writing their weekly pedogogical 
essays. 
Item 4. 

And futhermore we do bequeath our beloved 
window seat in Saint Claire's Dorm, fully 
equipped with all the comforts of home. 

Item 5. 

To the commuters we leave an enormous supply 
of printed excuses in order that they may have 
a variety in them, in place of the time worn 
one "the car was late". 

3rd. 

To the incoming classes - the privilege of becoming ac- 
quainted with O'Leary Hall,- its inmates-its daily routine. 
4th. 

Finally to "Our Lady of the Elms" we leave the assurance 
of our unwavering loyalty and firm support. 
In witness whereof we the class of 1925 here unto set our hands 

and seal this thirteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord one 

thousand nine hundred and twenty-five. 



SENIOR CLASS. 



OIlafiB i^tatnrg 



1923 

SEPTEMBER 

10 — We were introduced to 0. L. E. Being unaccustomed to our 
surroundings, the congenial welcome and helping hand of the 
old girls set us at our ease and kept us from getting lost 
around the campus. 

11 — Problems of school life were once more presented to us in the 
form of methods and professional attitude. 

20 — Progressed. Became better acquainted with girls and our 
routine became systemitized. 

OCTOBER 

5 — First "Literary". A few of the new girls took part. 

8 — First trip to Mont Marie. Left the campus at 10 o'clock, 
walked to Mont arrived shortly before noon and then, dinner! 
Had a perfectly glorious time. Baseball game. Bishop attended. 

9 — Honored by the presence of Right Reverend Bishop who cel- 
ebrated Mass in our chapel. 

12 — Whist Party held under the auspices of Alumnae Association. 

13 — Public baseball game. Refereed by Right Reverend Bishop 
Normalies victorious. First school activity in which 1925 part- 
icipated. 

31 — Halloween at College Hall. Costumes of all varieties were 
present. 

NOVEMBER 

6 — The Halloween Minstrel repeated for Bishop. 

16 — Seniors gave play "The Champion of Her Sex". Greatly en- 
joyed by Juniors. 

25 — 'Left for Thanksgiving Vacation. There was great scurrying 
for bags and umbrellas as it was raining. 

DECEMBER 

21 — Home again bound after a few short weeks at school. 
Merry Christmas. 

1924 

JANUARY 

7 — Returned from Christmas vacation and formed many strong 
resolutions for the coming year. 

23 — Seniors and Juniors attended a concert under the auspices of 

the Kiwanis Club, Chicopee Auditorium. 
25 — Went to Holyoke to see Fabiola. 

30 — Bean Supper !!!!! Will we ever forget it? How we did work 
to make it a success. 



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FEBRUARY 

3 — Went to see Hamlet at Holyoke. 
23 — Food sale. Very successful. 

MARCH 

9 — Opening of Retreat. What goody goodies we were. 
17 — Minstrel Show. Bishop as guest. 
19 — Repeated Minstrel for visiting Sisters. 

APRIL 

12 — All set for home sweet home and a new Easter bonnet. 
25 — First Dinner Dance given by Alumnae at Hotel Kimball. 

28 — Return once again to 0. L. E. 

MAY 

29 — Senior Party. First independent undertaking of the class of 
'25. 

Results prove we are capable of taking our place as social 
leaders. 

JUNE 

14 — Commencement. Ah ! me-One little year will find us in the same 
sad predicament. 



SENIOR YEAR 

1924 

SEPTEMBER 

22 — Glad to be back to pay our respect to the new building, O'Leary 
Hall for which reason the opening was delayed until the 22. 

29 — Seniors entertain with Friendship Tea for Juniors. Through 
this jolly party the Juniors soon wiped away their tears. 

OCTOBER 

6 — Attended the Memorial Mass for Bishop Beavan at Cathedral 
in a body. 

15 — Dinner served for the first time in O'Leary Hall. Mother 
Albina and Mother John Berchmans were the guests of honor. 
26 — Visit from Papal Delegate. Received the Papal Blessing; also 
a free day. 

30 — Halloween. Prizes awarded for the cleverest costume. 

NOVEMBER 

7 — Whist Party given by Alumnae to raise funds for new building. 
24 — Thanksgiving Recess. 



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DECEMBER 

18 — Christmas entertainment given in honor of Bishop's coming 
feast day. All participated from the youngest to the oldest. 

19 — Blessing of O'Leary Hall. Bishop granted recess. 

1925 
JANUARY 

5 — New Years Resolutions were made to be broken. 
31 — New radio-. A gift from Bishop. Enjoyed it greatly. 

FEBRUARY 

5 — Opening of Retreat to be conducted again by Father Riley. 

18 — Old-fashioned Minstrel. What were we working for ? (Holiday 
week end) . 

28 — Earthquake. We quaked along with the earth. A great ex- 
perience. 

MARCH 

4 — Heard President Coolidge's Inaugural Speech over radio. 
17 — ^^Went to see the play at Holy Rosary. After return attended 
a whist party given by the Senior Academics. 

19 — Holiday. Seniors entertained at the Literary. "The Little 
Red School House" a song and dance number was given. A 
dainty collation was served in the form of a pink tea. 

APRIL 

13 — Second Annual Dinner Dance held at Hotel Kimball. Great 
success. 

25 — Attended Art Exhibition in Springfield Auditorium. 

MAY 

1 — A memorable day for Pittsfield Seniors as they took the city 
exams. 

7 — Rosary Society of Chicopee Falls were our guests for the after- 
noon. A dainty luncheon was served, Seniors acted as wait- 
resses. 

26 — May Day at Mont Marie. Hiked it. One of our most enjoyable 
days. 

30 — Senior Party. Juniors entertained us with a Daisy Dinner. 
One of the most pleasing events of the year. 

JUNE 

6 — Dog roast. Seniors only. A rousing good time enjoyed by our 
camp fire. 

13 — Graduation Day. Fare thee well dear school days. 




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MARGARET BEHAN 
"Peg" 
Springfield, Mass. 

"TJic best things are dove up hi small 
packages." 

Tiling of the old game "statue," and 
you will think of Peg. We all admit 
she would make a good artist models 
but doubt if she will take it up at a 
profession. 

For four long years has "Peg" 
wended her way to and from O. L. E. 
and seldom, if ever, have we seen her 
place vacant when the teacher casts 
her glance about for the missing per- 
sons of the day. A fine record to be 
sure, but all the more so when it is 
known that her journeys are from the 
remote regions of far off Armory Street. 
We cannot say what Peg intends to do, 
yet we have no fears. W^ith her re- 
markable capabilities in dancing she. is 
sure to rise above the rank and file. 





CATHERINE BURKE 
"Pooty" 
Springfield, Mass. 

"Her hair, her manner, all who saw 
admired." 

Mona Lisa plus a twinkle in her eye, 
Tooty is received by her classmates. 
Kay owes her sweet character to her 
long, happy years spent under the guid- 
ing influence, of O. L. E. A long chapter 
of her life is closing, in which she has 
travelled from the wee grades of gram- 
mar school to the more sedate heights 
of Senior Class. She has entered whole 
heartedly into all the sports of our 
school but particularly did she shine in 
baseball, the noblest of games. 

We know that it is with dewey eyes 
that she will depart from the "Elms" 
gateway on June 13th, and she will 
leave many loyal friends behind her. 



MARY CUNNINGHAM 
"Mae" 
PiTTSFiELD, Mass. 

"And this is knowledge." 

Hail our geometric marvel! Be it 
cones, or prisms Mae triumps ever. 
With friend Goldsmith "she stoops to 
conquer." In some future, year, per- 
haps one of her classmates will hear her 
in concert as a competitor of Kreisler 
and she will not be surprised for Mae's 
progress with her violin has been a 
source of interest to her classmates. 

Although Mary has not been a mem- 
ber of our class for the entire high 
school course, she has surely added to 
the joy and happiness of our members. 





ELIZABETH DUGGAN 
"Duggie" 
Springfield, Mass. 

"It is a friendly heart that has plenty of 
friends." 

Perhaps, on some future occasion a 
member of the class in her perusal of 
this manual comes to the name of 
Duggan, she will pause; and pausing 
she will smile, for who could think of 
"Duggie" and her pranks without do- 
ing so. Always will she be remembered 
by her wit and her "off days". 

Elizabeth has been a great inspira- 
tion to her classmates and we hope, 
people will recognize her as such, in 
the wide, wide, world. We also hope 
she will make friends as easily in the 
future, as she has at O. L. E. 



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CATHERINE GILRAIN 
"Gilly" 
Worcester, Mass. 

"Smooth runs the water where the brook 
is deep." 

The quietest and yet how we will 
miss her. Will the Senior classroom 
be the Senior classroom without her 
presence? The hazel eyes radiate good 
fellowship while how often her more 
demure spirit quieted the higher ones 
of her carefree classmates. Yes, in- 
deed, we shall miss her! Another ex- 
ample of "Still water runs deep" for 
very few storms have ruffled the smooth 
surface of her school life. 





OLIVE GOTTLIEB 
Springfield, Mass. 

"A mother's pride, a father's joy." 

Olive, who does not know Olivei who 
has graced the exterior of our Academy 
for five long years. Of medium height, 
somewhat graceful figure, happy-go- 
lucky spirit and there you have her. 
Olive certainly knows how to dance 
herself into many hearts with agility 
and grace. Her week ends have been 
many and company, too, claimed her 
for a time, but taken on a whole, she 
is a jolly good classmate. 



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MARY HANSBERRY 
West Springfield, Mass. 

"/ care for nobody, no not I, 
If no one cares for me." 

We were just about to embark upon 
the Senior lap of our journey when our 
beloved school mate Mary, changed her 
course of living from Chicopee to West 
Springfield. 

Mary has been one of our artists for 
the last three years and it is to her we 
owe many of our decorations and post- 
ers. In all our public entertainments, 
Mary has always been interested and 
showed the best of spirit. 

Although Mary is somewhat indepen- 
dent, she never allows us to interfere 
with her social activities and we hope 
she will continue to remain so in the 
future years. 





ANITA KEEFE 
Pawtucket, R. I 

"She is pretty to ivalk with, and witty to 
talk with, and pleasant, too, to think on." 

There is no one in our four years of 
high school who has created more 
laughs than ''Neet". W* all know 
when she is about for we hear in the 
dim distance ''O be yourself". 

Neet, you must know, was heart and 
soul bound up in music and was always 
found accompanied by her mandolin, 
until alas! we must stop here. Why? 
Ask Neet. 

If while strolling around the campus 
you should happen upon a group of 
girls exploding with laughter, inquire 
not into the cause. "Neet" is merely 
unfolding the tale of her latest exploit. 



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MARY LANDERS 
Springfield, Mass. 

"Bluahing is the color of virtue." 

Do we know Mary Landers? Well I 
should say we do. Her generosity and 
her profuse blushes are two of her most 
common characteristics. Ever since the 
last half of our freshman year Mary 
has brightened O. L. E. with her sunny 
presence. 

We are quite sure that Mary will be 
very successful in her chosen profess- 
ion, nursing. 





GRACE McGRATH 
Springfield, Mass. 

"Shyness ivas yie'er thy blame." 

Mild as the summer skies, and yet a 
finely molded character. Grace's friendly 
smile has more than once brought cheer 
into the hearts of her somewhat troubl- 
ed classmates. 

If perhaps on some future journey 
to New York some one of Grace's class- 
mates should visit the Art Museum, and 
see there one of her masterpieces, we 
feel she will not be surprised, for 
Grace has already developed an amaz- 
ing ability for painting. 

We sincerely hope that through years 
to come her friendly and winsome man- 
ner may win for her as many friends 
in the future as it has in the past. 



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ANTONIA PEZZE 

"Tomj" 
Chicopee, Mass. 

"The crimson glow of modesty o'er 
spreads her cheek." 

Antonia who is known to be the most 
dignified of Seniors, is renowned for her 
position as postmistress. 

Through all her four years of high 
scliool Antonia has been a model stu- 
dent. We hope that she will persevere 
in the future as she has in the past. 
Here's hoping, Antonia, you will for- 
give but not forget your old classmates 
who wish you the best of luck for the 
future. 




ELEANOR SEARS 

"Small of size, but of great abiliti/." 

"Always studious, always good, you 
could'nt forget her if you would". We 
are sure that Eleanor will not forget 
her old friend Virgil but alas Virgil 
passes on to other hands while Eleanor 
goes on forever. We can easily imagine, 
Eleanor a successful teacher, as per- 
severance is numbered among her other 
virtues. Her optimistic view of things 
has often enlightened our dark hours 
of exams and other such hoary events. 
We wish her every success in her future 
career. 



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LILLIAN SOLIN 
Chicopee, Mass. 

"And bring with thee Jest and ijouthfiil 
Jollity." 

With a twinkle in her eyes a nod and 
a giggle, presto, Lillian. Thus we know 
her. When silence reigns Lillian is not 
around. A jolly good canipanion, a 
friend indeed, who could forget her. 
We hope Lillian, that during your 
southern sojourn next winter you will 
not add any avidupois to your now well 
balanced weight as you have so often 
feared. 

However Lillian, this last year we 
have had the pleasure of having a jolly 
little Senior added to our group. 





MARY ROSE SULLIVAN 
"Rosie" 

MiTTINEAGUE, MASS. 

"As prone to mischief as able to per- 
form it." 

Ah! How names deceive. Demure 
she seems, but mischievous she is, dur- 
ing all her four years spent under the 
guiding influence of Our Lady of the 
Elms the only fault we can find with 
her is this one never knows whether 
she is at any time immersed in the most 
frivolous exploits or most devotional of 
actions. Mary Rose has the happy fac- 
ulty of hiding her expression under an 
inscrutable mask. Beware old world! 
If you see an innocent eyed cherub ap- 
proaching you, profit by our experience 
and be on your guard for mischief. 



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OIlaBfi i>tatisttrB 



Wittiest 
Class Poser 
Best dancer 
Liveliest 
Most romantic 
Class favorite 
Cutest 
Quietest 
Most studious 
Class optimist 
Class artist 
Cleverest 
Best looking 
Most apologetic 



Anita Keefe 
Margaret Behan 
Olive Gottlieb 
Lillian Solin 
Mary Landers 
Elizabeth Duggan 
Mary Rose Sullivan 
Catherine Gilrain 
Antonia Pezze 
Eleanor Sears 
Grace McGrath 
Mary Cunningham 
Katherine Burke 
Mary Hansberry 



^^i$f£r ^^^^ 



CHARACTERISTIC INITIALS 



C. G. Cute Girl 

0. G. Our Giggler 

L. S. Little Stepper 

M. B. Mostly Beans 

G. M. Gracious Minx 
A. P. Always Particular 

M. H. Man Hater 



M. S. 
C. B. 
E. D. 
E. S. 
A. K. 
M. C. 
M. L. 



Many Smiles 
Cute Blush 
Ever Daring 
Elms Special 
Always Kind 
Many Cases 
Many Letters 



CAN YOU IMAGINE 



M. R. Sullivan 
M. Landers 
C. Gilrain 
0. Gottlieb 
A. Keefe 
K. Burke 
L. Solin 
M. Behan 
G. McGrath 
A. Pezze 
M. Cunnin'^ham 
M. Hansberry 
E. Duggan 
E. Sears 



grown up 
without her G 
breaking a rule 
out of mischief 
without her ready smile 
without her crush 
keeping silence 
keeping still in class 
on time for class 
a vamp 

with unprepared worK 
enjoying school 
a Carmalite 
a giantess 



How we the class of '25 have learned the golden rule, 

Altho" we're few in number we're the finest in the school. 

We're among the greatest scholars you read about today, 

For we always do our best and try to give fair play. 

Now there's Tooty Burke and Neeta Keefe who took the state exams, 

They thought they'd earn their living without the marriage bans. 

Then there's Mary L. and Catherine G. the typists of the school, 

They always work steadily and never break a rule. 

Then there's Tonia and Eleanor the bright lights of our class. 

They always do their best the others to surpass. 

Lillian S. and Margaret B. an accident once had 

But no lives were lost and we all were mighty glad. 

Grace McGrath and Mary H. our faithful, old day-hops. 

There always on time for school unless their Big Ben stops. 

Mary Cunningham and Olive G. the happiest girls are they. 

For they always enjoy themselves no matter what the day. 

Now there's Mary Rose and Duggy too, the children of our class, 

Who always act as though they were full of laughing gas. 

This completes our roll of names upon our teacher's desk, 

We hope that you will realize we've tried to do our best. 

Now Juniors dear, please listen here, while we dutifully advise. 

And if you wish to persevere and always be thought wise 

Just listen to your teacher's words and always her obey, 

Because to gain in knowledge thats the only way. 



THINGS TO REMEMBER 



Four o'clock lunch. yisits in stores. 

Elms Special _ q^^. minstrel shows. 

Monday morning at nine Our baseball game. 

Night of the earthquake. Seniors Day 

Night of the fire bell. Graduation Day. 

Music lessons Annual Proms. 

Trips to the Mont. ^rips to Springfield. 
Literary nights. ^ Holvoke. 

Weekly walks. 



WHO DO THESE REMIND YOU OF? 



"Come out of the fog". "Scrape your butter girls." 

"Pon ma word". "Ice water". 

"I need you". "How many more days." 

"Says which". "Hi" 

"I don't know what you are talking about". 




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FIRST BASEBALL GAME 

The first social event of the year long anticipated and practiced 
for was the baseball game, Normalites against High School. A 
continual battle was waged, not only between competing teams, but 
also by the opposing cheering squads. 

The contest was an exciting one and the crowd was held at the 
highest tension because of the well-matched ability of players on 
both teams. After a strenuous struggle by contending parties, the 
game ended in favor of Normalites. A surprise was held in store 
for the victorious teams, when somewhat cooled after their lab- 
orious contest each member was presented by our honorable referee, 
Right Reverend Bishop Thomas M. O'Leary, with a set of silver 
cufflinks. Thus ended the first of many perfect days to follow. 

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ALUMNAE WHIST PARTY 



On Columbus Day the Alumnae entertained with a Whist Party. 
Friends of both Alumnae and students were present and prizes were 
offered as an incentive to more energetic playing among various 
groups. After an enjoyable evening at cards and participation in 
dainty refreshments, the guests departed for their respective cities 
and the girls withdrew to their rooms to discuss the events of the en- 
joyable night. 

HALLOWEEN PARTY 



"And the goblins will get you if you don't watch out". Initia- 
tion! What awe and terror this word instilled into the hearts of 
the timid Juniors. Big and little all alike lost a few degrees of 
their robust complexion as well as a few pounds of avoirdupois. 
Fantastic signs, posters and weird notes under pillows indicated 
that the "Reign of Terror" had once more returned to persecute 
the innocent Juniors. The terrors of Ichabod Crane on his hair- 
raising ride across the bridge accompanied by the headless horse- 
man were mere trifles compared to the mental anguish endured 
by the girls. 

The gloomy veil that had enveloped us was at first lifted by the 
unique appearance of the dining hall ; and in the delightful supper 
which followed, the evil forebodings were temporarily averted. 
Then too the jolly minstrel makers as cleverly costumed; as they 
were with songs and jokes, were an other favorable omen. But 
alas! the curtain had fallen and our misfortune had begun. It is 
the unwritten law that no Junior shall ever mention the harrowing 
experiences endured that memorable night. But our one consola- 
tion was that we too as Seniors would one day be the cruel per- 
secutors. 



ST. PATRICK'S DAY 



March 17th along with its dreams of old Erin prompted us to 
celebrate the day with anovel luncheon. The highly cultivated 
aesthetic sense of the Irish was portrayed by the atmosphere of 
harmony which pervaded the interior of the dining hall. The 
color scheme was cleverly carried out to the minutest detail; even 
the delectables were served in those refreshing colors for which 
the Emerald Isle has always been famous. 

We then proceeded to College Hall where new joys awaited us. 
Here the hall echoed and re-echoed with sweet strains of "Come 
Back to Erin, Mavourneen" and we were carried back in spirit to 
dear Erin. The fair colleens and lads with their high silk hats 
entertained us pleasantly for the evening. 



"The Seniors are now quite the thing tra-la. 
The Seniors are now quite the thing". 

What a wealth and enthusiasm spurred the Juniors on to make 
Memorial Day a real memorable one in the hearts of the Seniors. 
No pagoda in the Orient could be compared to the interior of the 
Casino which presented an attractive Japanese scene. 

The lanterns shed their faint glow through lattice work inter- 
woven with lavender hues of delicate wistaria. A sumptuous ban- 
quet was served. Between the various courses songs were sung 
and toasts given to the graduating class. Then according to the 
custom of preceding years, the following program was rendered 
by the Junior class. 



SENIOR DAY 



BANQUET 



Welcome Rt. Rev. Bishop 

Seniors Farewell 

Chorus 

H. S. Prophecy 

P. G. Prophecy 

Chorus 

Class History 

Song 

Class History 

Song 

H. S. Will 

P. G. Will 



.A. Casey, L. King 
N. Foley, M. Shea 

Seniors 

H. Gottlieb 

H. S. Seniors 

C. Eagan 

P. G. Seniors 

M. Leary 

M. Mulqueeny 



.Chorus 
Juniors 
Juniors 



COMEDY 



THE RUMMAGE SALE 



CAST 



Mae M. Finn 

Grace K. Shea 

Ruth H. Grady 

Miss Spivens N. Foley 

Mrs. Hopkins A. Keefe 

Sarepta Smathers E. Sears 

Gus A. Casey 

Mrs. Hunter 0. Gottlieb 

Mrs. (Perkins C. Doyle 

Tourists 

Mother M. Shea 

Japanese Fantasy Juniors 

Chorus- "Yo San" Juniors 

Finale, Alma Mater 
Daughters,- B. Callahan, M. Walsh, Bobbie, M. Gray. 



HALLOWEEN PARTY 



1924 

"Tempus Fugit". Time flies, so they say, and so we believe for 
here it is a year from the day which instilled such awe and terror 
into timid Junior hearts. The poor persecuted have at last reached 
the stage to enjoy being the tormenting persecutors. Every device 
of the crafty Ulysses was employed to terrify our successors in 
a program in such a manner as to cause the Juniors to forget the 
penalties which were in store for them later. 

A process of blindfolding constituted the preliminary step and 
a lone journey accompanied only by the persecutor and then 
I ** 'jYxQ outcome and grand finale alas will ever remain 
a reminicent secret to those who know. 



OJolauial Minstrel 



'Twas the eighteenth day of February 1925 

When a few old-fashioned customs 

We thought to minstrelize ; 

So we set the date 

While a chorus we did choose 

To fashion this quaint, quaint fete 

And our talents great to prove. 

Just a few old-fashioned ballads of our great grandfather's time 
Mellowed with songs of darkies 
To make our play extra fine; 

Two charming little maidens did the waltz of long ago 
In the ancient colonial manner 
Of the long ago belle and beau. 

'Twas just a grand success that little minstrel play 

For Father Time to write 

And place in memory's way 

As fun we had galore 

When at practice we did try 

To mimic those dainty damsels 

Of the sixties and eighty fives. 

Immediately afterward a pretty little tea 

Was given in our dining hall 

To toast our honored three 

Guests they were and honored 

Bishop and Fathers two 

Who came from far to see us 

Put this quaint old Minstrel through. 

How the time has fled ! How you've flown days 

With all your song and play 

Only to live in dreamlands sway 

Just think about it sometimes 

With all its gala and scenes 

And you'll sure enjoy it 

Like nature's merry sunbeams. 

M. R. Kelly '25. 



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Ellen R. Behan 576 Onota St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Mary V. Bowler 585 High St., Holyoke, Mass. 

Veronica A. Callahan 33 Copley Terrace, Pittsfield, Mass. 

Mary L. Cardan, 74 Temple St., Springfield, Mass. 

Mary D. Connors 6 Buchan St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Alice M .Corcoran Glendale, Mass. 

Margaret A. Deane 36 Third St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Catherine M. Doyle 146 Beacon St., Worcester, Mass. 

Mary M. Finn 68 No. East St. Holyoke, Mass. 

Rose C. Finn 101 Beech St., Holyoke, Mass. 

Helen M. FitzGerald 334 Sargeant St., Holyoke, Mass. 

Nora C. Foley 31 Chickering St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Helen E. Grady R. F. D., Charlton, Mass. 

Margaret Gray 228 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Claire E. Holmes 34 Daniels Ave., Pittsfield. Mass. 

Lucy E. Jacobs 6 Wilson St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Marcella R. Kelly 260 Pine St., Holyoke, Mass. 

Margaret Kelly Great Barrington, Mass. 

Mary C. Kelly 76 No. East St., Holyoke, Mass. 

Mary M. Lappin 131 West St., Holyoke, Mass. 

Helen R. LeStage 22 Curtis Terrace, Pittsfield, Mass. 

Mary M. Lynch 84 West St., Holyoke, Mass. 

Katherine Mara 226 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Margaret K. Murphy 283 Bradford, St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Effie A. O'Donnell 243 Elm St., Westfield, Mass. 

Catherine Shea 739 High St., Holyoke, Mass. 

Marion E. Shea 125 Oak St., Holyoke, Mass. 

Gertrude E. Sullivan 304 Chestnut St., Holyoke, Mass. 

Mary E. Sullivan 176 Magnolia Ave., Bondsville, Mass. 

Nora R. Sheehan 133 Sargeant St., Holyoke, Mass. 

Helen D. Walsh 168 Sargeant St., Holyoke, Mass. 

Mary J. Walsh Richmond Road, Pittsfield, Mass. 

Margaret Behan 873 Armory St., Springfield, Mass. 

Catherine Burke 59 Ft. Pleasant Ave., Springfield, Mass. 

Mary Cunningham 77 Cherry St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Elizabeth Duggan 51 Trafton Road, Springfield, Mass. 

Catherine Gilrain 128 Paine St., Worcester, Mass. 

Olive Gottlieb Cooley Hotel, Springfield, Mass. 

Mary Hansberry 110 Kings Highway, West Springfield, Mass. 

Anita Keefe 5 Slocum St., Pawtucket, R. I. 

Mary Landers 49 Edwards St., Springfield, Mass. 

Grace McGrath 622 Carew St., Springfield, Mass. 

Antonia Pezze The E 1ms, Chicopee, Mass. 

Eleanor Sears 63 Center St., Chicopee, Mass. 

Lillian Solin 194 Nonotuck Ave., Chicopee, Mass, 

Mary R. Sullivan 110 Maple St., Mittineague, Mass. 



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WATCHES 

Sixty-nine Years Ago Feb. 11, 1856 
D. F. J.FAHY, Jeweler 

Began working at the Waltham 
Watch manufactory; employed there 
eleven years. 

1868 came to Springfield as foreman 
of the Jewel Department of New 
York Watch Co., (afterward the 
Hampden Co. ) personally Jewelled 
the first watch made in Springfield. 
Was with this company seven years. 

5 years in business on State St. 

Have sold watches from $1 to 
$400. Watches carefully repaired. 

Solicit your patronage. 
D. F. LEAKY ISG STATE ST. 



Compliments 
of 

GUIMOND'S DRUG STORE 



Chicopee 



Mass. 



Phone 4 47 3-M 

CASSOCK & CLERICAL 

Apparel a Specialty 

MILTON S. SPIES 

Mei'chant Parlor 

346 High St. Holyoke, Mass. 



MISS McCALL 

Exclusive Millinery 
Springfield, Mass. 
Johnson's Bookstore Building 



Compliments 



of 



PURITA LUNCH 



Chicopee 



Mass. 



HOTEL NONOTUCK 

Holyoke, Mass. 

INDIAN GARDEN 

Dancing Every Evening from 7 P. M. 
till Midnight. 

Special Sunday Luncheon 

$1.50 per person 



Phone 3686 

Dr. Louis Jerome Pereira 

Dentist 
Dental Radiogi-apher 

219 High St. Holoyke, Mass. 



Compliments 
of 

GEORGE BEESLEY CO. 



SHOES 



Chicopee 



Mass. 



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D. H. BRIGHAM & CO. 

Springfield, Mass. 
Specializing in — 

APPAREL 
and 

FURS of QUALITY 
for 

YOUNG WOMEN 



Compliments 
of 

MR. D. C. SWEENEY 



A. L. BLAISDELL 

Compliments of 

BLAISDELL'S BAKERY 



I)\vi«ht St. 



Holyoke, Mass. 



NOLAN 

FLORIST 

Holyoke Mass. 



Compliments 
of 

Springfield Public Market 

Springfield, Mass. 



THE WOMAN'S SHOP 

The Leading;- Specialty Store 

Springfield, Mass. 



CHARLES 

importer 
289 Bridge Street 291 

Springfield Mass. 



POMERY COAL CO. 



Ch 



icopee 



M 



ass. 



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PLOWKRS TKLEGRAPHED 


McGLYNN & O'NEIL 


all over the world 


Optometrists and Opticians 


ALFRED E. DUNLOP 


Bookstore Building 


Chicopee, Mass. 


389 Main Street 


"Say it witli Flowers" 


Springfield, Mass. 



W. J. KELLY COMPANY 

MARBLE - TILE - SLATE 

Slate-sinks & Trays - Hardware - Terrazzo 
Blackboards - Soapstone - Structural Glass 

CONTRACTORS - MANUFACTURERS 

Mill River Lane Springfield, Mass. 



COMPLIMENTS 
OF 

ALUMNAE 



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COMPLIMENTS 
OF 

HANNA DOWLEY, Inc. 

SHOP OF INDIVIDUAL MERCHANDISE 

Holyoke, Mass. 

DANIEL O'CONNELL SONS. 

GENERAL CONTRACTORS 

480 Hampden St. 
Holyoke, Mass. 

Tel. 664 



SCHOOLMATES: 



KEEP THEM FOR ALL TIME 

With 
PHOTOGRAPHS 

By 

THE BROWN STUDIO 

417 Main Street Woman's Shop Bldg. 

Springfield, Mass. 

Phones Walnut 3336—3354 

HOME PORTRAITURE SPECIALTY 
Official Photographers, of Class of 1925. 



COMPLIMENTS 



OF 

A FRIEND 
PICTURES AND PICTURE FRAMING 

For 

Homes, Schools, Offices, etc. 
Our line is the most complete in Western Massachusetts, 
and our aim to make every customer a satisfied one. 

J. H. MILLER CO. 

21 Harrison Ave. Springfield, Mass. 

Compliments of 

O'HEARN MFG. COMPANY 

525 Parker Street. 
Gardner, Massachusetts 

Manufactures of High Grade Loom Woven Fibre Furniture 
Suitable for Living Rooms, Bed Rooms and Sun Parlor 



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SULLIVAN &CARMODY 

PLUMBERS 

Holyoke Mass. 

A. A. SHEA^ Inc. 

Electrical Contractors & Engineers 

23 Besse Place 
Springfield Mass. 

COMPLIMENTS 
OF 

MR. ANDREW B. WALLACE 



JAMES J. CASEY 

Phone Wal. 2862 289 Main St. 

Owner and Developer of 

REAL ESTATE 

Residence and Business Lots in 

SELECT LOCATIONS 

Springfield Mass. 



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COMPLIMENTS 
OF 

A FRIEND 

COMPLIMENTS 
OF 

THE P. N. TAFT ASBESTOS CO. 
Inc. 



SCHOOL, COLLEGE AND CAMP OUTFITTERS 

Caps & Gowns 
School Uniforms 
Gymnasium Apparel 
Camp Outfits 

McCarthy & simon, inc. 

7 - 9 West 36th St., 
New York City. 



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THE HALL STORE 



The home of all that is unusual and desirable in gift mer- 
chandise in pottery, sterling and silver plate, China, cut 
crystal, colored glass, Jewelery, lamps and furniture of the 
little different kinds. 

CHARLES HALL, Inc. 

The Hall Bldg. Springfield, Mass. 



WALL PAPERS— DECORATORS SUPPLIES 
PAINTING AND DECORATING CONTRACTORS 

T. L DUNPHY 

776 State Street Springfield, Mass. 

RICHMOND FOUNDATION CO., Inc. 

Daniel J. Walsh, Mgr. 
Pittsfield, Massachusetts. 

Remember Us When You Want Estimates 



A Fully Equipped Monument Manufacturing Plant Selling 
Direct to the Retail Trade 

ONLY VERY BEST MATERIAL USED 
Sand Blast Process For Lettering 

Headstones Duplicated 
Cemetery Lettering 

DAVID MCCORMICK & SON 

Appleton & Winter Streets 

Holyoke, Mass. Phone 2245 



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LA FRANCE CONSTRUCTION CO. 



GENERAL CONSTRUCTION 



Holyoke, Mass. 



M. J. KITTREDGE, Inc. 
Jewelers 

Our Showing of Ladies' Wrist Watches covers a wide variety 
of styles and prices. 

Each watch is carefully selected and guaranteed by us. 
Priced at $15.00, $17.50, $22.50 and up. 
4 1 8 Main St. Opp. Union Trust Co. 

John J. Lynch, Mgr. 



Pr^mt^r f rtnttng Qln. 

PRINTERS 

56 HARRISON AVE. SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 



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